Father accused of killing baby due in court
A young father accused of killing his three-weekold baby daughter in Inverness is to appear at the High Court next month almost exactly a year after the tragedy.
Tom Haining, who recently turned 20, will appear in Glasgow for a preliminary hearing on June 5.
Baby Mikayla died on Thursday June 8 last year after being taken to the city’s Raigmore Hospital with what the police described at the time as “serious injuries”.
After the tragedy, detectives sealed off a flat on Mackay Road in the
“There is a preliminary hearing on June 5 at Glasgow”
Hilton area of Inverness. Haining, originally from Ardgour in the Morvern area, had lived in the flat with Mikayla’s mother, Shannon Davies.
Police initially treated the death as “unexplained” before later describing it as “suspicious”.
A spokeswoman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service confirmed: “There is a preliminary hearing on June 5 at Glasgow High Court.”
Haining made three appearances in private at Inverness Sheriff Court and made no plea. On the last occasion he was fully committed and released on bail. The exact charge or charges Haining will face will not be divulged until after the hearing.